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Brass

Brass

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Brass is the most popular of the ‘yellow metals’ and is almost entirely made up of Copper mixed with various amounts of Zinc. 

Brass has excellent corrosion resistance, which makes it great for outdoor applications such as door furniture, locks and keys and boat building.  Brass is also commonly used for plumbing equipment: valves, taps, plumbing fittings and pipework. That\'s why many people need to buy brass for producing these products.

What is 360 Brass?

360 Brass, also known as Alloy 360 or C36000 alloy, is a soft, ductile metal and standard alloy mainly consists of copper and zinc, added a small amount of lead and other elements.

The chemical composition of brass 360 is: 

  • 61.5% copper, 
  • 35.5% zinc, 
  • 3% lead, 
  • up to 0.35% iron. 

360 Brass Uses and Applications

Based on the performance and properties of brass 360, it can be used in the following applications. 

  • General screw machine 
  • Plumbing products, fittings, adapters, valve stems, and miscellaneous screw machine parts.
  • Gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications.
  • Industrial and electronic industries
  • Hex bolts, nuts, and studs
  • Couplings, bushings, connectors, fittings, valve components, pump shafts, brackets, etc.
  • Electronic hardware and contacts
  • Musical instruments

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What is 260 Brass?

Copper alloy 260 Brass (C260 alloy or C26000) is an excellent corrosion resistance metal in most environments and is often referred as Cartridge Brass. This type of copper is considered by many to be the “work-horse” of all copper alloys. However, it is applicable for use with certain materials, such as acetic acid, moist ammonia or ammonia compounds, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid.

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Difference Between 260 and 360 Brass

  1. Chemical composition. Brass 260 is composed of 68.5 – 71.5% copper, 28.5 – 31.5% zinc, 0.07% max lead, 0.05% max iron, the content of copper is higher than 360 copper, and the content of zinc and lead are lower than 360.
  2. The 260 brass is not very easy to machine, while 360 brass has excellent machinability 
  3. 260 brass offers great formability and workability, alloy 360 is not suitable for forming operations.
  4. 360 brass is referred to as leaded brass, 260 is known as cartridge brass.
  5. 260 brass is commonly used for ammunition components, builder’s hardware and plumbing goods, and 360 brass is mostly used to manufacture screw machine parts.


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